B.J. and da Dogs
Saturday, October 15, 2005, 7 - 10 pm
EAI, 535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
To celebrate the release of artist collective Paper Rad's first book, Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs, EAI hosts an event in collaboration with the book's publisher, PictureBox, Printed Matter, Inc. and D.A.P. During the event, members of Paper Rad will deejay and perform live. In addition, new and recent videos by Paper Rad will be screened throughout the night and copies of the new book will be available for purchase. The event at EAI will follow a reception, book launch, and signing at Printed Matter from 5-7 pm. For more information about the launch at Printed Matter, click here.
Half art book, half graphic novel, Paper Rad, B.J. and da Dogs intersperses photographs, drawings, prints, and comic strips by Paper Rad with two graphic novellas ("Space Ballz" and "Alfe") by Ben Jones. The two novellas are comically surreal takes on friendship, love, spirituality, and outer space, while the drawings and graphics recall luminous pop icons straight out of a Nintendo cartridge. Paper Rad's work synthesizes popular material from television, comics, video games, and advertising, and explodes with color, feeling, and good humor.
Paper Rad is Jessica Ciocci, her brother Jacob, and their friend Ben Jones. Since the year 2000 they have created a massive catalogue of self-published and self-distributed comics, magazines, videos, cassette tapes, hand-painted t-shirts, stuffed dolls, audio CDs, and records. In keeping with their emphasis on current pop culture and media, the group presents ongoing Paper Rad activities and output through an eye-popping Web site: www.paperrad.org.
They have exhibited and performed at galleries and museums around the world, including the Liverpool Biennial, Deitch Projects, the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and The Tate Britain. Most recently, they completed two music videos for Beck and created a massive cardboard castle for Philadelphia's Space 1026. Earlier this year, Paper Rad was named one of ArtReview's 25 emerging artists. They are represented by Foxy Production and their video work is available from Electronic Arts Intermix.
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, and public programs such as exhibitions and lectures. The Online Catalogue provides a comprehensive resource on the 175 artists and 3,000 works in the EAI collection, including artists' biographies, descriptions of works, QuickTime excerpts, research materials, Web projects, and online ordering.
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Founded in 2002, PictureBox, Inc. is a New York-based visual-content studio and publishing house directed by Dan Nadel. PictureBox publishes its own books and packages books for other publishers. Through its non-profit wing, The Monday Morning Foundation, the studio also continues to produce the ongoing annual book of pictures and prose, The Ganzfeld, and other related projects. PictureBox has received awards including a Grammy (for the package design of Wilco's A ghost is born) and an NEA Design Innovation grant.
Complimentary beverages provided by Red Stripe.